In a previous post I recalled my sadness of hearing a colleague say “what he suggests is interesting, but I wouldn’t do it for an important presentation.” He was expressing the difficulty of change, the challenge of stepping out from the crowd and of understanding partially the problem of presentations but not fully understanding the benefits. I understand that but lamented that truth.
It is with pride and humility that I share with you that the same colleague, without direction or instruction from me, sent me his script and presentation for our international scientific meeting. It was a beautiful little presentation. It had just the bare elements of a perfect story illustrated just amazingly. He told me it was hugely well received; the perfect presentation. I actually shed a little tear. Credit where credit is due.